War Room, Prayer, and the New Year

Please note this post contains affiliate links. Your purchase helps to cover the costs of this site and is greatly appreciated! Prayer…it seems to be a place many of us are landing (or launching, depending on your perspective) in the New Year as churches and as ministries. Our church will be hosting 24 hours of prayer beginning at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Our Women’s Ministry Team is having a Prayer Warrior Boot Camp at the end of … [Read more...]

Day 21 – Prayer Station Ideas for Your Retreat

Prayer Stations can provide an opportunity for your women to respond to God, meditate on His word, and connect with the retreat message on a deeper level.  We used Prayer Stations at our retreat this fall and it was a huge hit! Today I’m going to share what we did as well as some resources for finding Prayer Station ideas for your retreat. Our prayer stations were specific for our retreat. We were studying the 23rd Psalm. Each station … [Read more...]

Day 8 – 5 Ways to Pray for Your Retreat (Free Printable)

It goes without saying that praying for your retreat is paramount. Your speaker, your team, and your attendees will likely confront spiritual opposition during the weeks and days prior to your retreat. Prayer is our greatest weapon, but we sometimes forget how to use it. When I am knee deep in the trenches of retreat planning my creative juices sometimes dry up when it comes to praying for the retreat. I know I need to pray, but what … [Read more...]

Prayer Group Guide (Free Printable)

Last week I shared about the four years I spent in a prayer group and how you might start your own prayer group. As promised, I’m sharing the Prayer Guide we used each week to keep us focused. You are welcome to print and use it as is, or tweak it and make it your own. You can download the free printable PDF file by clicking the link: Prayer Group Guide We essentially followed the ACTS Prayer model which I shared about in my post … [Read more...]

How to Start a Prayer Group

For four years I had the privilege of being a part of a small prayer group. Those precious ladies prayed me through my father’s brief battle with brain cancer, a rocky time in our marriage, and our boys’ sometimes bumpy elementary school years. Ladies, please know I’m not asking you to add one more activity to your women’s ministry schedule. Unless God has said so, prayer groups don’t need to be a part of your women’s ministry … [Read more...]

War Room Experience and Prayer Resources

*Update: I have since written a post with ideas on how you can use the War Room movie in your women's ministry and/or as a launch for a prayer focus at your church. You may want to read that post too - War Room, Prayer, and the New Year.   Shortly after we moved to the Charlotte area I heard they had just wrapped up shooting for the newest Kendrick Brothers movie (at that point untitled) right here in our community. I … [Read more...]

How can I pray for you?

A smile spread across my face as I read the text message, “How can I pray for you?” My friend, Wendy, several states away was checking in. Wendy has sent me this same text several times over the last couple of years. The first time she texted “How can I pray for you?” I was a little taken aback. No one had ever sent me a text like that before. I consider that kind of a personal question. But being one who always welcomes prayer, I sent back … [Read more...]

Teach Your Team to Pray Out Loud

Two weeks ago our Bible Study Facilitator asked if someone in our group would open in prayer. At first there was an awkward silence, but once she admitted she didn't like to pray out loud a chorus of women echoed her sentiment. Just as I was about to volunteer another woman stepped up. Ya'all, this grieves my soul. And I believe it grieves the soul of God too. We are called to pray. And we are called to pray together out loud! Our women need … [Read more...]

My Favorite Prayer Cards and 8 Ways to Use Them

  Oh, my goodness! I am so excited to share these with you all today! I recently discovered that Christian Book Distributor sells my favorite prayer cards and at a BIG discount! I love, love, love these prayer cards because they are: Sturdy (you will love the quality!) Scriptural (verses are referenced) Useful But what I like most about them, is they are great tools for growing your prayer life. You can pray the … [Read more...]

Tip 4 – Gathering Prayer Requests

Welcome to 31 Days of Women’s Ministry Tips! Tip #4 will help you gather prayer requests. Whether it’s for your Sunday school class, Bible study group, or Women’s Ministry Team collecting prayer requests can be a challenge. Prayer requests can: Take too much time Leave out those who remain silent Allow for over-sharing Try one of these 6 ways to collect prayer requests to keep your group or your team on task: 1. Pass a … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Ramp Up Prayer Before Your Event

Last week we talked about how we spend our time prepping for events. A quick tally of the hours we spend shopping, decorating, registering, etc. and it appears that most of us are likely lacking in our prayer preparation. Big events such as retreats, conferences, workshops, and table events need extra prayers for protection. The bigger the reach (spiritually and in number) the greater threat we are. Here are 8 ways to add focused … [Read more...]

Praying for Your Small Group (Free Printable)

Small Group and Bible Study leaders have many responsibilities, but the greatest of all is to pray for the women in their group. Prayer prepares you for the different personalities in your group. You are bound to encounter some "sandpaper people". (Affiliate Link) You may have women who attend, but never share with the group. You may even have someone try to run the group for you! Girls, we’ve got to be on our knees asking God to … [Read more...]